Having not been very active on here lately, I was completely floored
when I came home from work yesterday and logged on to see I had been awarded my second
DD. My second! I couldn't believe it. And all for a poem I had discarded into my st.ash account because I didn't think it was good enough.
And what makes this even sweeter is that it's the companion poem to my first DD poem, caught,
and it just makes me so so
happy to know that people can take these simplistic little words I write on a page and they love and understand them the same way I did. So I just want to personally thank from the bottom of my heart
all of you that have left the absolute sweetest words on my poetry, all of you that have began to watch me (I hope I can live up to your expectations), and to all of you that have been with me over the months and years and have continued to encourage me to write my feelings into words. I want to (again) give a very special thanks to a-girl-named-divine
because they are the reason my poem, undefined
, even saw the light of day and got submitted here on dA. So thank you, you precious cinnamon roll for believing in my mindless ramblings and giving them the love I couldn't find in myself to give them. <3
Now that I've gotten all the excitement and love outta the way, I figured while I was here with a free moment I would go ahead and do the to tags I've been holding onto in my inbox.
So first off, a-girl-named-divine
's music tag. In essence you're just suppose to list your favorite songs and explain why they're your favorite nuggets of musical joy. (I have waaaaaay too many favorite songs and I'm super indecisive so I'm gonna limit myself to 5
In no particular order: 1. Oh Mrs. Believer
- Twenty One Pilots | [Listen]
This song, for some unknown reason that I can't really place, has made a very special place for itself in my heart. This song never fails to put me at peace and calms me down. It's the first song I play when I've had a rough day and need to relax. 2. Second Chance
- Shinedown | [Listen]
This song was (and still is) an anthem that has framed my life for some time now. It helped me realize that it was absolutely okay
for me to be the who I am the way I am and that no one could change that. And Shinedown is just a kick ass band so yeah. 3. Life In Color
- One Republic | [Listen]
This is one of those songs that, much like Oh Mrs. Believer, also picks me up when I'm down but in a whole different way. In some ways it makes me feel like I'm bursting
with color and makes me feel lighter. It makes me take a moment to "smell the roses" and recognize all the little things in my life that truly make me happy. 4. Control
- Halsey | [Listen]
The main reason this song made it onto this list (despite it just being a really cool song by a really cool singer) is because it has one of my all-time favorite lyrics. Lyrics that I one day hope to immortalize on my body. During the pre-chorus she sings that she's "bigger than these bones" and that just resonates so well
with me because sometimes it's hard for me to look past my own personal imperfections and I'm sometimes hard on myself because of those things but this song reminds me that I am so so
much more than just my body here taking up space. I have a purpose. I touch people's lives. I am here for a reason
. 5. (I Never Promised You) A Rose Garden -
Lynn Anderson | [Listen]
I know, I know. A completely different song from all the others here on this list. But this one made it here because of the memories it brings to mind. It's one of the earliest songs I remember and it makes me think of early Sunday mornings spent in the kitchen dancing and singing with my mom and it just brings a warm fuzzy feeling to my heart. <3
And now secondly, another
tag from a-girl-named-divine
.here are the rules for da meme
1. You have to post these rules.
8. You can't say you don't do tags.
2. Each person has to share 10 things about them.
3. Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer.
4. Choose 10 people
5. You have to tag 10 people.
6. Tag-backs are ALLOWED.
7. Be creative with the title. No "I've Got Tagged" things. So 10 things about me
1. I have never left the United States.
2. Nor have I visited anywhere outside of the 6 States of the "South".
3. I have a nail polish collection of 40+ colors.
4. I kick ass at the Just Dance Wii games.
5. The only pet I've ever had was a pet fish; he was a blue beta named Blueberry.
6. I have an associates degree in Web Design.
7. The number 3 is my favorite number.
8. I have an unhealthy obsession with triangles.
9. I collect buttons and pins.
10. My right foot is bigger than my left foot.
10 Questions from Divya
1. favorite color? why?
Ahhhhhhh, I usually don't pick just one color. SO I'm gonna break the rules and say Royal Blue, Plum Purple, and Black. And as for why? Those are the colors that calm me the most, they provide me the most comfort, they are the colors I'm most attracted to, and generally are the ones that "speak" to me the most.
ii. whats the last time you cried with happiness?
I'm generally not one to cry, but I can say when I bought my very first car (about a month ago) I felt like I could cry I was so happy.
iii. whats one thing about you that you hope everybody notices? (looks wise, personality wise, etc)
Looks wise would be my eyes. The way they change color in the sunlight makes them my most precious feature. Personality wise would be my kindness.
iv. describe the person you want to be when you grow up.
I want to be a real world superhero. Someone who can help people and someone who people can depend upon in their darkest and brightest moments.
v. what something you wish you had more time to do? study a certain subject, for example, or pick up a new hobby?
Draw/improve my arting skills. I love drawing and watercoloring but it's nothing more than a hobby right now and as I've gotten older I've let that skill fall to the wayside because I've just been too dang busy to practice or even doodle much.
vi. tell me something that makes you happy so i can be happy abt it too
Other people smiling and being happy makes me happy, so if you're happy about me being happy then in turn I'm happy because you're happy about me being happy. Happiness-inception
vii. a childhood memory
Standing by the cassette player in the kitchen of my childhood home. My mother is cooking dinner. I can smell the biscuits cooking in the oven. My dad is at the stove beside my mom. They're both singing and cooking as they watch me singing and dancing to mom's old country cassette tapes. My mom and dad take a break from cooking to start line dancing in the middle of the kitchen and soon I join in, dancing along with them. <3
viii. what were some other candidates for your name?
Fun fact: I was actually named after my mom's barbie doll she had growing up. She named her doll Crystal Jade and she said "One day this is what I'll name my daughter if I have one." If I had been a boy I would been named Jamie or James after my dad.
ix. what is your Look™? aka what would you call your style?
Cute Casual Hipster a.k.a. whatever the hell is comfy and black in my closet with the occasional floral pattern, almost always paired with mixed jewelry and my converse or boots.
x. what made you start writing?
I wanted a place to express myself. I know that sounds cheesy and cliché but it's true. I had all these ideas and emotions that I wanted to write out, so I did. Some of them were personal, some of them were just figments of my growing imagination. And seeing as I had been writing since a young age it never occurred to me to
write these things down. And thus the poetess Crystal was born. :3
All tags done, and now it's time for bed. I'm going to regret staying up when I'm on my way to work tomorrow.